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Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:43 PM EDT

Trump Administration Rejects Subpoena for Tax Returns

Trump Administration Rejects Subpoena for Tax Returns

The Trump administration on Friday missed another deadline to produce President Donald Trump's tax returns. A top House Democrat said he expects to take the administration to court as early as next week over the...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:45 PM EDT

Government Audit: Carson's $40K Office Purchases Broke Law

Government Audit: Carson's $40K Office Purchases Broke Law

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set and a dishwasher for his office's executive dining room, government...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:57 PM EDT

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion

Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion....

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:03 PM EDT

Ala. Women Worried by Abortion Law Flood Clinics With Calls

Ala. Women Worried by Abortion Law Flood Clinics With Calls

The phones began ringing at the clinic not long after the Alabama governor signed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state, including in cases of rape and incest. The desperate women calling...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:54 PM EDT

Gov. DeSantis: Florida 'Cannot Accommodate' Influx of Immigrants

Gov. DeSantis: Florida 'Cannot Accommodate' Influx of Immigrants

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state "cannot accommodate" an influx of immigrants that local officials say are being sent by the federal government from the U.S.-Mexico border. Speaking at a news conference...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 05:07 PM EDT

US Reaches Steel, Aluminum Tariff Deal With Canada, Mexico

US Reaches Steel, Aluminum Tariff Deal With Canada, Mexico

The United States has reached a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing one key obstacle to passing updates to the North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 04:38 PM EDT

Trump Admin. Loses Another Appeal on Ending DACA

Trump Admin. Loses Another Appeal on Ending DACA

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM EDT

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Warren Unveils Abortion Rights Platform Following New Laws

Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women's ability to terminate pregnancies, moves...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 08:08 PM EDT

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri Legislature Passes Ban on Abortions at 8 Weeks

Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most...

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 07:06 AM EDT

Maryland Official Urges Divesting From Alabama Over Abortion

Maryland Official Urges Divesting From Alabama Over Abortion

Maryland's comptroller says he's urging the state's pension system to divest itself from Alabama-based companies due to the state's strictest-in-the-nation abortion ban.

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